Ekiti election: INEC issues ultimatum to PDP, APC, others

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given all the political parties for the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State May 15 deadline to submit the names of their candidates and their running mates.

National Organising Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Col. Austin Akobundu (retd.), revealed this while handing over the nomination form to the party’s governorship candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said the candidate must also give the same form to his running mate.

The party official urged that both candidates must submit their forms to the national secretariat by next Monday.

He said, “The Independent National Electoral Commission has given us May 15 deadline within which all the political parties must submit the names of their governorship candidates.

“Therefore, you (Olusola) must submit your form and that of your running mate to us latest by Monday.

“If you don’t have a running mate, I’m available, please. But let the forms get to us on time as stated.”

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